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27 Things to Leave Behind in 2014

<b>1. Liking Things Ironically</b><p>The Baby Boomers rebelled against their dorky parents. We Gen Xers, however, couldn't rebel against our parents since rebelling against your parents had been done, so instead, we cultivated irony; it was all we could do. This subtle, handcrafted irony, however, has fallen …

Guess Who Got Rejected from Top B-Schools?

A Bunch of Seemingly Smart People<p>Look Who Harvard and Stanford B-Schools Just Rejected<p>Fortune<p>It’s not especially surprising that there’s steep competition to get into these two top business schools. But rejections of accomplished candidates without even an interview can be perplexing — especially …

The Organization of Your Dreams

We have known for about 150 years that people who enjoy their work are more productive. That is to say high satisfaction is correlated with high performance. And yet many organizations seem to go out of their way to make work alienating, frustrating, and unpleasant. This is evidenced in the …

To Compete with E-Commerce, Retailers Need to Leverage Mobile

More and more shoppers are finding that online shopping offers greater convenience, lower prices, more information, and a more personalized user experience that makes buying online preferable to going to a store. And as free shipping becomes more common, one of the last remaining barriers to …

Parents May Be Your Secret Weapon For Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

A recruiter at a well-known Fortune 10 company told me this story: She was getting ready for a phone interview with a new college graduate. But when she dialed into the conference number at the scheduled time, instead of the candidate, there was an older woman on the line.<p>The female caller …

Surviving Anxiety

I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.<p>I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce.<p>Let’s say …

24 Rules For Being A Human Being In 2014

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1j0vIJm<p><i>The lovely Chelsea Fagan outlined some rules for ladies and gentlemen to reach their best</i> …

12 More Things I Learned From Home Alone

By Rob Fee,<p>Since the last time we discussed what we learned from <i>Home Alone</i> only covered the first act of the movie, I thought it would only be fair …

The Shipping Container

A Cyber Monday paean to the unsung hero of consumer capitalism<p>At the world’s ports, rows of stacks of shipping containers in an array of colors create a rich metallic vibrancy. On construction sites they are used as storage boxes. They can be seen lying prone and rusting in abandoned plots. They …

The Power Of Beyoncé – Sex & The Visual Album

In 2006, when Beyoncé released her video anthology for the deluxe version of <i>B’day</i>, I remember thinking to myself, “Every major label pop artist …

The Manhunt for Christopher Dorner

Chapter One: Murder in Irvine<p>A double killing, a vengeful plan, a wave of fear<p>By Christopher Goffard, Joel Rubin and Kurt Streeter<p>December 8, 2013<p>Police are baffled by the slaying of a young couple with no known enemies. The more they learn, the more ominous the crime becomes.<p>Manhattan …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Lies I Told Myself About Going Global

In June, 2013, I took the first step toward going global by opening an office for my online marketing firm in Hong Kong. Now, six months into the venture, I wish I had done it sooner. Here are some of the lies, or at best “misleading truths,” I told myself that kept me from seriously considering it …

4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bob Dylan wrote “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in the midst of the cultural and political upheaval of the 60s. What I remember most about those days were the endless fights with my parents over my long hair, my frayed …

Vietnam War

I Spent a Month Living in a Romanian Sexcam Studio

If the internet had a designated red light district, it would be Romania, where there are currently an estimated 2,000 studios in operation, all beaming images of masturbating models to a mostly American audience of lonely men.<p><i>Illustration by Julia Scheele</i><p>Until July I shared an apartment in England …

Do Local Businesses Deserve Your Money? - chrisbrogan.com

I sat at the counter at my local restaurant the other day and waited for over 7 minutes without anyone bothering to acknowledge that I was there.<p>And …

Marketing Vs Owning Relationships - chrisbrogan.com

The reason most companies and people have a challenge with their marketing efforts is that they’re trying to market and not own a relationship.<p>I …

The Business of Simple - chrisbrogan.com

I read recently that the very simple act of walking barefoot on grass is a powerful and natural stress reliever. In the last year alone, the US paid …

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out. Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and …

The Other Side of the Story

Most of us have had one of <i>those</i> teachers. For one of my friends, it was the ninth grade biology instructor who inspired her to become a doctor; for …

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Master

By Ella Ceron,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1azv77s<p>Breakfast<p>You should have a handle on breakfast, not because it’s the most important meal of the …

Life Lessons from Charles Atlas | The Art of Manliness

© Charles Atlas, LTD<p><i>“Let Me Prove in 7 Days That I Can Make You a New Man!”</i><p><i>“The Insult That Made a Man Out of Mac”</i><p><i>“Hey, Skinny! Yer Ribs Are Showing!</i>”<p>…

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

How Not to Make Your Parents' Money Mistakes | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>I work as a financial planner, a money blogger, and a personal finance writer.<p>But by all rights, I …